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#1 posted 12-12-2013 02:35 PM

I’m still learning about compost, but here is my take: you’re right that compost made only of sawdust will be nitrogen-less and is not good for the soil. But if you mix it with high-nitrogen green matter (kitchen scraps, grass clippings, weeds) in the “right” proportions it should be good (30:1 in carbon:nitrogen, they say). The only problem, of course, is finding that right proportion without a raft of scientific equipment. Plus, the amount of planer shavings that many of us generate would require ridiculous amounts of green matter to balance it.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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